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Hansen to be print voice on Skills Council SA

Wednesday, 27 February 2019
By Wayne Robinson

Improve and increase industry apprentices: Rob Hansen

Print training advocate and owner of Hansen Design & Print Rob Hansen is being appointed to the Skills Council for South Australia.

Hansen became involved in training advocacy when he could not get TAFE training for is apprentice, 18 year old Nick Lacey, thanks to the SA government closing TAFE options in the state.

Hansen is now a strong advocate among his peers for improving skills, training and apprenticeships – in particular, increasing the number of printing apprenticeships. The PIAA considers him to be an excellent appointment, who will be a passionate voice for South Australia, and the larger national print industry.

Hansen said, “I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to improve and increase industry apprenticeships. I thank the PIAA for its support of my application.”

The PIAA says he will be the voice of the print industry in South Australia, to help ensure funding for vocational, education and training is aligned to the priorities of the print industry. He will assist in assessing the future skills required within the print industry, and assist in providing recommendations to the South Australian Government via his Industry Skills Council.

Sarah Leo, PIAA Board member for South Australia said, “The print, packaging and visual communications industry has its challenges. However, Rob’s appointments gives us a measure of relief, knowing that the issue of apprenticeships, skills development and ongoing training is in capable, experiences hands.”

Andrew Macaulay, CEO of the PIAA said, “Rob’s understanding of the print industry has a depth and breadth that exceeds his 40 plus years of experience. The Industry as a whole will benefit greatly from his appointment.”

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